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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Colleen Henrichsen

News Advisory

NIH Clinical Center Announces The 2006 Medicine For The Public Lecture Series
What: The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center will hold its annual Medicine for the Public lecture series September 26 through October 31. Presented every fall since 1978, the series provides the public with information on medical research geared toward the non-scientist. The lectures begin at 7 p.m. They are free and open to the public. To provide the public with information on medical research geared toward the non-scientist.
When: Tuesday, September 26
“Preventing the Nation’s Leading Cause of Death: Heart Disease”
Dr. Denise Simons-Morton

Director, Clinical Applications and Prevention Program, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Tuesday, October 3
“Stroke Update”
Dr. Steven Warach

Chief, Stroke Diagnostics and Therapeutics Section, National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Tuesday, October 10
“Tuberculosis in the 21st Century: Old Problem, New Understanding”
Dr. Steven M. Holland

Chief, Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Tuesday, October 17
“The Role of the Gut, Hormones and the Brain in Obesity”
Dr. Monica C. Skarulis

Chief, Clinical Endocrine Section, Clinical Endocrinology Branch
Director, Inter-Institute Training Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Acting Director, NIH Intramural Obesity Research Initiative
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Tuesday, October 24
“AIDS After 25 Years: Lessons Learned for Other Emerging Infections”
Dr. Henry Masur

Chief, Critical Care Medicine Department, Clinical Center

Tuesday, October 31
“Depression: Impact, Causes, and Current Research”
Dr. Peter Schmidt

Chief, Unit on Reproductive Endocrine Studies, Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Mental Health
Where: Masur Auditorium
Building 10
NIH Campus
Bethesda, Maryland

More Information: Security is tight at NIH. Arrive at least 30 minutes before the lecture to allow time for security clearance and bring a government issued ID (such as a driver’s license or passport). All visitors’ vehicles will be inspected. Enter NIH at South Drive and Rockville Pike. Come by Metro, if possible. Exit at Medical Center on the red line, located at the entrance to NIH.

Who Should Attend: general public

Host: NIH Clinical Center

Note to Editors: For information on the Medicine for the Public series or for parking and directions, call Clinical Center Communications, (301) 496-2563 or visit www.cc.nih.gov/about/news/mfp.shtml

The NIH Clinical Center is the clinical research hospital of the National Institutes of Health. Through clinical research, physicians and scientists translate laboratory discoveries into better treatments, therapies and interventions to improve the nation's health. For more information, visit http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov.

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